~ Book Review: Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi ~

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)
Title:  Into The Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3)
Author: Veronica Rossi
Release Date:  January 28, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 400
Source: NetGalley 
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Dystopian/Fantasy

The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece" Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Timesbestselling Through the Ever Night (Examiner.com).

Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it's time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world.

The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe-haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do-and they are just as determined to stay together.

Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. And when Roar returns to camp, he is so furious with Perry that he won't even look at him, and Perry begins to feel like they have already lost.

Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble a team to mount an impossible rescue mission-because Cinder isn't just the key to unlocking the Still Blue and their only hope for survival, he's also their friend. And in a dying world, the bonds between people are what matter most.

In this final book in her stunning Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.

Just when I had lost all my faith in trilogy endings, along comes Into The Still Blue. This is one of the most satisfying series’ conclusions that I have read. I loved the way that Veronica Rossi chose to end this series. She stayed true to her characters and gave them the endings that they all deserve or that was best for them. It's bittersweet for me to say goodbye to this amazing crew for which I developed so much love this past three years.

As a reader, sometimes we expect certain things from books and authors. This book is one of those rare ones that met every single one of my expectations. It is amazing to see how much all of the characters have grown. They have come so far in their journey. Aria, Perry, Roar -Oh Roar-, Cinder and even Soren, they all play such an important role in this installment.

The relationship between Aria and Perry is so strong and beautiful, this undeniable love they share for one another is what makes me love the story so much more. Every time that they were together I felt like there were sparks and fireworks exploding EVERYWHERE! I have to admit that I am immensely in love with Perry (sorry Aria!) He is such a great person, inside and out, a great leader and a really swoony boy! Roar, what can I say about him? He is just so awesome, aside from some up and downs that we experienced at the beginning of the story. Aria and Perry are going through a terrible situation and they just don't know how to cope, how to grieve and go on shutting down their feelings. Aria is a great heroine, kick-ass female lead, she has changed so much, she has become more confident and strong.

Action wise, this book is packed with it. There are a lot of new developments and plot twists that I totally did not see coming. The story is fast paced, action from beginning to end. This book left me with so many raw emotions. I am glad to see how everything wrapped up at the end to bring a magnificent conclusion. There is only one thing that made really sad about one of my characters (can't say much, trying not to give spoilers), but I understand and the character understood as well about the sacrifices that needed to be made. This one was completely necessary.

I have to thank Ms. Rossi for this wonderful and inspiring story, for all of this true to life characters and for the wonderful moments. I have learned how to love them and it makes me really sad to finally say goodbye to them *wipes tears*. This was a marvelous conclusion. I hope in the (near) future we see more of them. Now, you reader, go and read this series! 

P.S: I wrote this review while listening to Let Her Go by Passenger.

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“Into The Still Blue” was, in my opinion, the best one out the “Under The Never Sky” trilogy. Evenly split between Aria and Perry’s POVs, Veronica Rossi gives every one of her characters a starring role. From the romantic times Aria and Perry spent together, to Roar’s struggle with grief and Soren’s growing maturity after having been a sheltered dweller, I liked how everyone got their shot at contributing to the story.

After Cinder’s capture from the Tides’ camp by the Kirra and the Horns, Perry is intent on rescuing him. Meanwhile, Roar is overcome with grief after losing Liv and his growing anger affects his friendship with Perry. Hess and Sable, make their way to the Still Blue, with a key piece missing in order to cross the churching wall of Aether that divides the land, Cinder’s willingness to lift that wall for them. Cinder is the only person known that can control the Aether and make it behave as he wants, a gift he possesses at a great price, as this ability has nearly cost him his life in the past. As Perry, Aria, Roar, and Soren make an attempt to rescue Cinder and fail at it, they fall into imprisonment. Much pain and loss is suffered while Sable (and a reluctant Hess) torture their prisoners in order to gain Cinder’s cooperation and in turn safe passage “Into The Still Blue”.

I was overcome with emotion once I got to the end of the book and this series. I loved the way it ended, full of hope for the future. I am so grateful I got to know all these characters so thoroughly and I could not have asked for more from Veronica Rossi. Thank You for sharing your wonderful characters and story with us.


  1. Great reviews! I am really looking forward to reading the conclusion to this phenomenal trilogy and this has gotten me even more excited!

  2. I keep hearing wonderful things about this series! I am going to have to read it.

  3. Veronica Rossi delivers again in this finale. Fast-paced and smooth narrative, compelling storyline, and a satisfying ending. Two thumbs up!


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